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Warming up before Biking: the Right Stretches to Get Ready for Your Ride

As kids, we all learned to ride a bicycle. While it was a fun and thrilling task to do back then, we weren’t quite aware of what skill we were learning! Now that we are adults, we can see what cycling can do for us.

Biking is a cardiovascular activity that keeps you fit, healthy, and in shape. And the best part is, you don’t require any training facility for this!

Warming Up Before Biking

Most people underestimate the movement and strength of the muscles and body involved in biking. Just like any other heavy physical workout, biking involves a lot of strain on the muscles.

According to the trainer specialists, to avoid straining any of your muscles while biking, you need to do the right stretches for a thorough warm up. Here are two of the warm-up stretches that you can do to assure that your body and muscles are ready for a bike ride:

• Stretch Against A Wall

While you’re doing this warm-up exercise, you will challenge the muscles of your shoulders, chest, triceps, and calves. This will make them ready for the cycling session.

Feeling Sore After Sitting at the Office All Day?

One of the great tools that a lot of offices are implementing are standing desks. Yes. There are a lot of benefits of having a standing desk for your health and I will list a few, but what is even more important during the day is to stretch.

Benefits of a standing desk:
- Less obesity risk
- Reduced cancer risk
- Better posture

*If your just starting out using a standing desk we would recommend that you start slow at around 20 minutes a day to start. You can also use a mat which will help your support of the knees, hips, and ankles.

6- 8 of sitting in front of a computer can leave you with a lot of pain in your muscles. Having a standing desk just isn't enough to have those pains go away.Taking the time to stretch your shoulders, wrists, fingers, back, neck, and legs periodically throughout the day can cut down on long-term work-related muscle soreness and stiffness.

Here are some stretches you can do shown in the infographic by Quill.

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